After your application for disability pension was denied, you were told you will have a trial at the Office of Administrative Law. While this may evoke visions of late-night TV dramas with juries and audiences, you should know that the disability pension denial trial is much more informal.

The only people at the trial will be yourself, your lawyer, the lawyer for the pension board, and the administrative law judge. While you will be sworn in and must testify under oath and the meeting will be recorded, there is no audience, no jury, and no stenographer.

The trial will consist of conversations regarding why you are unable to return to work. You will be asked about the details of your injury and how your disability prevents you from being able to do your job. If you are concerned about drama and being put on the spot in front of an audience of people, you needn’t be worried. The trial is not about drama, but about presenting the pertinent information about your disability to the judge. Watch the video to learn more.

If you have been injured in a way that prevents you from working and you have additional questions, call us at 609-771-8611. I welcome your call. Review our media library on our website at to learn more about workers’ compensation.